REVIEW: Olight S10 Baton

Olight S10 BatonOlight is very much a quality flashlight manufacturer. From the “S” series, came the Olight S10 Baton, a really nifty and VERY small “everyday carry” light with some great features.

FEATURES

  • Cree XM-L LED
  • Runs on 1 x (disposable) CR123A or 1 x (rechargeable)RCR123 (16340) battery
  • Mode Memory
  • Instant Access to Moonlight Mode
  • Instant Access to Strobe Mode
  • Side Switch Operation
  • Magnetic tail allows the flashlight to be attached vertically on any magnetic surface
  • Two-direction invertible pocket clip
  • Stainless steel head ring
  • Tail-standing Capability
  • High efficiency constant current drive circuit¬† Olight S10 Baton

To elaborate on a few of these points;

GOES ANYWHERE!

The S10 fits snugly and unobtrusively into ANY pocket or purse. The clip is very sturdy, but the light is so small, that even without the clip it just rests nicely in the pocket. The side switch works like a charm and remembers the last setting the light was on.

LIGHTING MODES/OPERATION

The S10 Baton has three regular lighting modes; plus Strobe

  • 5 lumens on low
  • 70 on medium
  • 320 on high
  • Strobe

When the switch is turned on with a HARD (HOLDING) PRESS…it’ll go into ‘moonlight’ mode, at only .05 lumens! Believe it or not, if you need to use the light (indoors) in the middle of the night, THIS is bright enough!! Another press of the switch will advance into the regular modes. With a holding press, it will cycle through each mode individually.

Double-click from any mode, to activate Strobe.

BEAM SHOT GALLERY — please click each photo to view full-size

Olight S10 medium beam

on medium

S10 Baton - high setting

on high

medium mode at 17 ft

on medium at 17 ft

high mode at 17 ft

on high at 17 ft

on medium mode at 75 ft

on medium at 75 ft

high mode at 75 ft

on high at 75 ft

 

 

 

 

 

high mode

on high

 

 

 

 

 

 

BATTERIES

The S10 runs on ONE CR123, or its rechargeable cousin, the RCR123 – aka, 16340.

In moonlight mode, the light has been tested to run continuously for 15 days! In high mode, expect to get around 90 minutes of continuous runtime. Obviously for the wallet…using a 16340 battery is more cost efficient.

Olight is very small

Olight S10 is very small

THE LED

The S10 features a Cree XM-L LED. XM-L emitters have a distinctive ‘flood-like’ beam.¬† On high though, you’ll get a good 100ft lit up in front of you.

“LOOK MA, IT’S MAGNETIC!”

And the other great feature of the Baton, is the little (removable) magnet in the tail cap. It’ll hold on for dear life when placed on a magnetic surface! This is really handy for various situations. Think— working under the hood of your car…for instance.

With an Olight S10 Baton, you’ll be conveniently set for many a dark situation. And its tough durable exterior won’t ever let you down!

UPDATE: Since the original date of this review, the S10 has been upgraded! The newer S10 Baton has increased to 400 lumens!! This is thanks to the XM-L2 LED.

 
For a closer look at Olight, and/or to buy one of newer variations of the S10 Baton; follow this link to Amazon Prime!

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